On Thu, 22 Mar 2012, Jim Klimov wrote:
I think that a certain Bob F. would disagree, especially when larger native sectors and ashist=12 come into play. Namely, one scenario where this is important is automated storage of thumbnails for websites, or some similar small objects in vast amounts.
I don't know about that Bob F. but this Bob F. just took a look and noticed that thumbnail files for full-color images are typically 4KB or a bit larger. Low-color thumbnails can be much smaller.
For a very large photo site, it would make sense to replicate just the thumbnails across a number of front-end servers and put the larger files on fewer storage servers because they are requested much less often and stream out better. This would mean that those front-end "thumbnail" servers would primarily contain small files.
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